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As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

  • The submission has not been previously published, nor is it before another journal for consideration (or an explanation has been provided in Comments to the Editor).
  • The submission file is in OpenOffice, Microsoft Word, or RTF document file format.
  • The text adheres to the stylistic and bibliographic requirements outlined in the Author Guidelines.
  • Manuscrypt does not contain personal data.
  • You attach the article file, title page and authors' statements as three separate files.


Dear Authors, please provide number ORCID.

From 2020 the magazine will be published only in English. 

 

SUBMITTING YOUR PAPER

1. The publication is free of charge.

2. Papers should be sent by System by clicking: Make a Submission.

3. All papers undergo a preliminary review by the Chairman of the Editorial Board in order to verify whether they fall within the subject matter and the editorial standards of the journal. The Chairman of the Board suggests the names of the Reviewing Editors. All papers are reviewed by two reviewers in a double-blind review process.

4. The review is provided in a written format, and is entered in the form available from the journal’s website.

5. In these cases where the Reviewers suggest modifications to the paper, the Editor forwards their remarks to the Author for approval and consideration.

6. In the case where a given paper receives two negative reviews, the Editor informs the Author and publication is declined.

7. In the case where a given paper received two different reviews, the final decision is made by the Chairman of the Editorial Board who may or may not consult the Members of the Board.

8. While submitting the paper, the Author should also attach the statement of the transfer of copyright to the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn Publishing House and the declaration that the work in question had not been previously published in this format. The statement and declaration should be attached to the service – download 

9. It is the responsibility of the Authors of the publication to obtain consent for the publication of any previously copyrighted data, drawings or photographic images.

EDITORIAL REQUIREMENTS - TEMPLATE

General and technical requirements for the submissions

1. Document style – the text should be written in Times New Roman type of font, 12 point, with 1.5 line spacing. Highlighting using italics or bold text is permissible, however, underlining of letters, words or sentences is not.

2. Size of tables and figures must not exceed the A4; tables should be described using Times New Roman font of 9 points, with 8 points in table contents, with a single line spacing. Vertical lines should be avoided as far as possible. Document format for tables should be either .doc or .rtf.

The following layout is assumed

1. Manuscript is anonymous

  1. Title of the paper in English.
  2. Abstract (between 600 and 1000 characters).
  3. Keywords – up to 6 keywords should be quoted, useful for indexation and search terms. We recommend that the words used in the title should not be repeated as keywords.
  4. Main body of text of the scientific paper should include: an introduction featuring research objective and hypothesis, materials and methods, results, discussion, conclusions (or summary) and literature. We recommend quoting relevant subject literature, including papers published in previous issues of “Acta Scientiarum Polonorum”.

2. Title page

  1. Title of the paper in English.
  2. First and last name of the Author(s). PLEASE GIVE ORCID.
  3. Abstract (between 600 and 1000 characters).
  4. Keywords – up to 6 keywords should be quoted, useful for indexation and search terms. We recommend that the words used in the title should not be repeated as keywords.

Address of the Author’s workplace (Authors’ workplaces) – both postal address and email/website.

 

References and in-text citation

  • Literature (in-text references) – when quoting the works by other authors, we provide name and year of publication in brackets [Kowalski and Lewandowski 2000, Lewandowski 2001, Zalewski et al. 2001] or …according to Kowalski [2000]…
  • the reference list should include all the sources cited in bibliographic references;
  • complete DOI for each reference should be included (DOI searcher: http://search.crossref.org);
  • the entries should appear alphabetically by author’s last name. If there are multiple entries by the same author, they should be arranged chronologically by publication date. If entries by the same author are published in the same year, place those in alphabetical order by title, and label them “a,” “b,” etc. following the year but still within the parentheses;
  • all puplications in languages other than English should include their English translations in brackets: Author, A.A., Author, B.B. (Year). Original title of work (Title of work in English). Original title of journal (Title of journal in English), volume number(issue number), pp. doi:xx.xxxxxxxxxxxxxx. i.e. Kalinowski, S. (2015). Poziom życia ludności wiejskiej o niepewnych dochodach (The standard of living of rural population with precarious incomes). Warszawa, PWN.

 

Books (print):

Reference list:

―  Template: Author, A.A. (Year). Title of work. City, Publisher.

―  Example: Bindseil, U. (2004). Monetary policy implementation: Theory, past and present. New York, Oxford University Press.

In-text citation:

―  Template: [Author, Year] 

―  Example: [Bindseil, 2004]

Books (online with or without DOI):

Reference list:

―  Template: Author, A.A. (Year). Title of work. http://xxxx. (without DOI), date: XX.XX.XXXX.

Author, A.A. (Year). Title of work. doi:xx.xxxxxxxxxxxxxx. (with DOI) , date: XX.XX.XXXX.

―  Example: Tirole, J. (2002). Financial crises, liquidity, and the international monetary system. doi:10.1515/9781400828524, date: 20.01.2015.

In-text citation:

―  Template: [Author, Year] 

―  Example: [Tirole, 2002]

Edited books:

Reference list:

―  Template: Title of work. (Year). Editor, A.A., & Editor, A.A. (ed. or eds.). City, Publisher.

―  Example: Emissions trading & competitiveness: Allocations, incentives and industrial competitiveness under the EU emissions trading scheme. (2006). Grubb, M., & Neuhoff, K. (eds.). London, Earthscan.

In-text citation:

―  Template: [Author, Year] 

―  Example: [Grubb & Neuhoff, 2006]

Chapter in an edited book:

Reference list:

―  Template: Author, A.A., Author, B.B. (Year). Title of chapter. In: Title of work. A. Editor, B. Editor (eds.). City, Publisher.

―  Example: Standage, M. (2007). Motivation in elite sport: A self-determination perspective. In: Intrinsic motivation and self-determination in exercise and sport. M.S. Hagger, N.L. Chatzisarantis (eds.). Champaign, Human Kinetics.

In-text citation:

―  Template: [Author, Year] 

―  Example:[Standage, 2007]

Journal articles (with DOI)

Reference list:

―  Template: Author, A.A., Author, B.B. (Year). Title of work. Title of journal, volume number (issue number), pp. doi:xx.xxxxxxxxxxxxxx.

―  Example:Bernanke, B., Boivin, J. (2003). Monetary policy in a data-rich environment. Journal of Monetary Economics, 50(3), pp. 1-10. doi:10.1016/S0304-3932(03)00024-2.

In-text citation:

―  Template: [Author, Year] 

―  Example: [Bernanke & Boivin, 2003]

Journal articles (without DOI)

Reference list:

―  Template: Author, A.A., Author, B.B. (Year). Title of work. Title of journal, volume number(issue number), pp. http://www.xxx, date: XX.XX.XXXX.

―  Example: Voogt, J. (2010). A blended in-service arrangement for supporting science teachers in technology integration. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 18(1), pp. 1-10. http://www.editlib.org, date: 20.01.2015.

In-text citation:

―  Template: [Author, Year] 

―  Example: [Voogt, 2010]

Journal articles (print, without DOI)

Reference list:

―  Template: Author, A.A., Author, B.B. (Year). Title of work. Title of journal, volume number(issue number), pp.

―  Example: Coltheart, M., Prior, M. (2006). Learning to read in Australia. Australian Journal of Learning Disabilities, 11(4), pp. 1-10.

In-text citation:

―  Template: [Author, Year] 

―  Example: [Coltheart & Prior, 2006]

Journal articles (not yet formally published)

Reference list:

―  Template: Author, A.A., & Author, B.B. (in press). (propbable year of publication). Title of work. Title of journal.

―  Example: Charles, S.J., & Hogan, N. (in press). (2018). Dynamics of wrist rotation. Journal of Biomechanics.

In-text citation:

―  Template: [Author, in press]

―  Example: [Charles & Hogan, in press]

Web documents and sites

Reference list:

―  Template: Author, A.A., Author, B.B. (Year). Title of work. http://www. xxx, date: XX.XX.XXXX.

―  Example: Allen, D. (2004). Dealing with your meeting notes. http://www. effectivemeetings.com/meetingbasics/notes.asp, date: 30.08.2016.

In-text citation:

―  Template: [Author, Year]

―  Example: [Allen, 2004]

Reports:

Reference list:

―  Template: Institution. (Year). Title of work. http://www.xxx, date: 01.01.2016.

―  Example: UNCTAD. (2016). World Investment Report 2016. http://unctad.org/en/PublicationsLibrary/wir2016_en.pdf, 30.08.2016.

In-text citation:

―  Template: [Institution, Year] 

―  Example: [UNCTAD, 2016]

Legistation:

Reference list:

―  Template: Full title of the statute/regulation/treaty [translated title in English] (abbreviation of official journal> <year>, <volume number >, <item number>) (Country).

―  Example: Ustawa z dnia 23 kwietnia 1964 r. ― Kodeks cywilny [Civil Code of April 23, 1964] (Dz.U. 1964 vol. 16 item 93) (Poland).

Ustawa z dnia 27 lipca 2005 r. ― Prawo o szkolnictwie wyższym [Higher Education Act of July 27, 2005] (Dz.U. 2005, vol. 164, item 1365) (Poland).

Council Directive 2001/29/EC on the harmonization of certain aspects of copyright and related rights in the information society (OJ L167/10).

In-text citation:

―  Template: [Short form, Year]

―  Example: [Civil Code, 1964], [Higher Education Act, 2005], [Council Directive, 2001]

Unpublished works:

Reference list:

―  Template: Author, A.A., Author, B.B. (Year). Title of work (Unpublished materials/doctoral dissertations/article). Detailed information.

―  Example: Wilfley, D. E. (1989). Interpersonal analyses of bulimia: Normal-weight and obese. (unpublished doctoral dissertation), University of Missouri, Columbia.

In-text citation:

―  Template: [Author, Year] 

―  Example: [Wilfley, 1984]

Conference proceedings (unpublished papers and posters)

Reference list:

―  Template: Author, A.A., & Author, B.B. (Year, Month). Title of paper/poster. Pa-per/Poster session presented at the <conference, meeting of society>.

―  Example: Lanktree, C., & Briere, J. (1991, January). Early data on the Trauma Symptom Checklist for Children (TSC-C). Paper presented at the meeting of the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, San Diego, CA.

Ruby, J., & Fulton, C. (1993, June). Beyond redlining: Editing software that works. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Scholarly Publishing, Washington, DC.

In-text citation:

―  Template: [Author, Year]

―  Example: [Lanktree & Briere, 1991], [Ruby & Fulton, 1993]

 

The Author submits the text of the paper to the Editor in a digital file. After receiving the review, the Author sends the Editor a new copy of the paper, corrected according to the Reviewers’ suggestions and, if applicable, with a written explanation of why certain suggestions were not followed. The main part of the paper (summary, the main body of the text, and literature) should be saved in one file. Tables, figures, and other appendices should be saved and sent in separate files. All illustrations (such as drawings, diagrams, graphs) should be developed and saved as separate digital files (source files) using software compatible with Windows environment (for instance, Excel, Corel Draw, Photoshop etc.).

The Editor reserves the right to abridge and correct as well as modify and elaborate the contents, subject to the Author’s approval.